The Original Jersey Boys
I have a new article at Smithsonian.com about Aaron Burr and his posse of North Jersey pals from Elizabeth, “The Original Jersey Boys.” The four boyhood friends achieved much — heroes of the Revolution, three became senators, one was Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Burr was vice president.
But they also failed greatly. Two were indicted for treason, a third ended up in debtor’s prison in his old age while losing the landmark Commerce Clause decision in the Supreme Court, Gibbons v. Ogden. Check it out!
Where may I get a copy of your Jersey Boys article? Thank you.
Still on the web at SMithsonian.com